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Students from the D.C. Interns program (2022 cohort) pose with the U.S. capitol in the background
Rice Students Tackle Today’s Public Policy Challenges
From urban revitalization in Houston’s Third Ward to displacement due to climate change in East Africa, students are engaging with a broad range of policy topics at the Baker Institute this fall through internships and the Baker Institute Student Forum.
September 28, 2022
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Examining a Dataset on Gun Shows in the U.S., 2011–2019
Gun shows are public gatherings where licensed gun dealers and private gun owners use formal and informal venues to exchange information or sell and buy firearms, accessories, and ammunition. A major challenge is that gun shows, unlike established business locations, can be considered gray zones where regulatory loopholes facilitate the movement of legal firearms to illegal domains both domestically and internationally.
Tony Payan September 28, 2022
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The Future of National Vaccine Policy Runs Through Texas
Vaccination policies are a cornerstone of public health, but anti-vaccine activists have been adamantly pushing for legislation that would weaken and dismantle the public health infrastructure, the authors write. In this issue brief, they examine vaccine policy challenges leading up to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the future of vaccine legislation in Texas and the United States.
Rekha Lakshmanan, Kirstin R.W. Matthews September 26, 2022